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Dustin Johnson Ties Leo Diegel

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When Dustin Johnson feathered a feel wedge from 85 years to within 3 feet on the 3rd hole at Kapalua Sunday it seemed to me the tournament was all but over. His converted birdie gave him a four stroke lead which isn’t insurmountable on this Tour (especially when you think back to DJ’s last start where he squandered a six stroke lead in the final round). But today it just looked like he was going to run away and hide… Continue Reading

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A New Big 3? Not Just Yet

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The boys of the PGA Tour are taking a break this week from the FedEx Cup Playoffs but that hasn’t stopped the chatter about the New Big 3 or Big 4 depending on who is doing the chatting. Indeed the young bucks have laid claim to the 2015 season and have certainly made it a season to remember. Jordan Spieth with his Masters and U.S. Open wins had us on Grand Slam watch most of the summer and his near… Continue Reading

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A Busy Day at Augusta National

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It was an unusually busy Monday at The Masters and front and center was the return of Tiger Woods. Tiger’s return was the big story and not one second of his range session or practice round went uncovered.  He showed up on the range wearing ear buds and listening to music something he has never done in public before. Maybe he has found the key to that chipping game because there was no report of any shanks, skulls or chunks.… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1.  I am not a fan of playoffs in golf. To me it is anti-climatic. Watching two guys replay eighteen isn’t exciting it’s boring. You would think it would be thrilling since it is match play at that point but it never is. There is too much time to fill and I am sure those television producers feel the same. 2.  Losing two of golf’s greats in a week is tough. Billy Casper and Charlie Sifford both made their mark… Continue Reading

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Ramblings From the Easy Chair

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by G. Rennie Two of America’s finest and most under appreciated golfers from the second half of the 20th century died this past week. Charlie Sifford passed on at the age of 92 on Tuesday February 4th in Cleveland, Ohio. Sifford was the Jackie Robinson of golf as he was the first African-American to be admitted to the PGA Tour. While Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947 it took until 1961 for the PGA to… Continue Reading

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Billy Casper: Golf’s Most Underrated Golfer Dies at 83

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Golf lost one of the greats on Saturday when Billy Casper passed at his home in Utah. Casper was 83 and over a long professional career compiled a record worthy of one of the all time greats. Casper won 51 times on the PGA Tour which included three major championships. His first major was the 1959 U.S. Open at Winged Foot where he famously laid up each day at the long, difficult par 3 third hole. He used his crafty… Continue Reading

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Brandel Chamblee: Jack Is the Best Ever

by Jeff Skinner Brandel Chamblee has blossomed into one of the most interesting voices in golf.  His position on The Golf Channel has given him a very high profile among the golf media and he isn’t shy about voicing his opinion. Chamblee also uses his resources at The Golf Channel as all of his editorials are chock full of facts and data that the Golf Channel research department has mined for him. In Chamblee’s monthly column in Golf Magazine he… Continue Reading

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Captain Cool Not Ready for the Hall of Fame

by Jeff Skinner With Fred Couples’ recent win at The Senior Open Championship the debate on whether Couples is worthy of the Hall of Fame has been rekindled.  The boys over at The Golf Channel argue both sides, with many valid points both for and against Boom Boom’s inclusion on the hallowed walls of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Couples has had a wonderful career, with 15 PGA Tour wins including two Players Championships and that holy grail of… Continue Reading

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History North of the Border, The RBC Canadian Open

by Jeff Skinner This week the PGA tour moves to Ancaster, Ontario for The RBC Canadian Open.  Unfortunately the week after The Open Championship is a tough spot to fill on the schedule.  Due to the travel and the fact that it’s a major many pros opt to take the week off.   But The Canadian Open always seems to make do and does have an interesting field. It’s not like this tournament doesn’t have some major league history, it does. … Continue Reading

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A Little Bit of Pete Dye Without the Pain

by Jeff Skinner Pete Dye’s handiwork will be getting plenty of attention this week at The Players Championship.  Dye’s has an amazing talent.  At the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course he built his most famous and infamous course simultaneously.  The island green seventeenth is perhaps the most well known par three in golf while at the same time being the most diabolical. Dye has designed dozens of top courses that have hosted majors, Ryder Cups and PGA Tour events.  Harbour Town,… Continue Reading

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